Comox Valley SPCA needs donations for puppies

The Comox Valley SPCA is in urgent need to help some orphans get a good start in life.

THIS LITTLE GUY and five siblings were found abandoned in Port Alberni before being moved to the Comox Valley SPCA. The SPCA urgently needs donations to feed them.

THIS LITTLE GUY and five siblings were found abandoned in Port Alberni before being moved to the Comox Valley SPCA. The SPCA urgently needs donations to feed them.

The Comox Valley SPCA is in urgent need of gift cards from Woofy’s or Bosley’s, Puppy Milk Replacement, or Science Diet canned Puppy food to help some orphans get a good start in life.

On March 22, a box of six puppies was brought into the Port Alberni branch of the SPCA, after they were found abandoned, without their mother. The puppies were only a few days old and needed urgent care.

Since the Port Alberni shelter was full, they contacted the Comox Valley shelter to ask for help. A staff member from Comox Valley branch jumped into action, driving halfway to meet a staff member from Port Alberni.

The first night was a little difficult for two devoted staff members, who woke up every two hours to bottle-feed the puppies. All of the little puppies took to the bottle almost immediately, except the lone female pup who was a little stubborn, and required a little more convincing.

Currently in homes with foster volunteers, the six siblings — Thatcher, Peter, Dennis, Paris, Ryan and little stubborn Susan — are all doing well but require a special diet of Puppy Milk Replacer.  In a few short weeks their diet will include Science Diet canned Puppy food.

The BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch provides care and protection to hundreds of animals each year. Your gift can help give a homeless, injured or abused animal a second chance.

The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Its mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

— Comox Valley SPCA